Estimating the impact of Traineeships

Richard Dorsett, Helen Gray, Stefan Speckesser, Lucy Stokes

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Traineeships are an education and training programme that provide young people aged 16-24 with an intensive period of work experience and work preparation training, as well as offering them support in improving their English and maths, to give them the best opportunity of entering an apprenticeship or employment.
This report estimates the impact of participating in a Traineeship. It forms part of a wider evaluation of the Traineeships programme. The evaluation includes the following strands:

• Surveys of trainees, employers and providers;
• Qualitative provider case studies to build up an in-depth picture of implementation;
• An analysis of national administrative data to estimate the impact of Traineeships.

This report is based on the analysis of national administrative data and estimates the effect of participating in a Traineeship on the three intended outcomes of progress into an apprenticeship, further learning or employment. The impact is estimated by comparing the outcomes observed for those participating in Traineeships against an estimate of their expected outcomes if they had not participated in the programme.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment for Education
Number of pages106
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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NameResearch report
Publisher Department for Education


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